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Hyatt Regency Maui with Kids ~ A Fantastical Place to Stay

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa is more than a hotel. It’s paradise for families in Hawaii. Expect lush grounds, a fun kids club, a spectacular luau and sandy beachfront location. But what clinched it for me was their pools. Oh, what pools you will find at this Kaanapali resort! Read my review to discover […]

Why Take Your Kids to Dreams Las Mareas in Costa Rica

When I first arrived at Dreams Las Mareas Resort in Costa Rica, it just seemed like a very nice resort. But after a couple days, I realized there is something special about this place. Located in Guanacaste in the northwest corner of the country, this hotel induced that blissed-out-living-in-the-moment feeling that can be hard to find, […]

The World’s Best Disney Hotel Swimming Pools

Disney is the master of creating magical and transformative worlds. It’s no wonder, then, that Disney has designed remarkable watery worlds with its hotel swimming pools. Some feature elaborate theming, fountains, waterslides or waterfalls. All are fantastic places to play and lounge. We asked travel experts to share their favorite Disney hotel pools to compile […]

Best Hotel Pools Near Disneyland and Disney California Adventure

Looking for the best hotels near Disneyland with swimming pools? When you’re ready for a little break from the theme parks, heading back to the hotel for a swim provides a refreshing change of pace. These hotel pools near Disneyland and Disney California Adventure are so fabulous, you might have a hard time convincing the […]

Best Hotels for Families in San Diego County, California

The right hotel will make a huge impact on your San Diego family vacation. Take a look at this curated list of San Diego hotels for kids and choose the one that best meets your family’s needs based on location, amenities, budget and focus of your trip. Paradise Point Resort & Spa Best Hotel for […]

Walt Disney World Vacation Homes vs. Disney Hotels

Trying to decide between booking a hotel or a vacation home at Walt Disney World? When planning a Disney trip, it’s easy to go overboard. But you won’t have a good time if you break the bank or your accommodations don’t meet your needs. Take a look at the the pros and cons of Disney […]

Nordic Spas in Canada to Add to Your Bucket List

For spa lovers, quite possibly the best reason to visit the Great White North may be to explore its proliferation of Nordic spas. Scandinavian baths or Nordic spas are a time-honored tradition, especially in chillier climates. Spa goers cycle through a circuit alternating between hot, cold and relaxation. In the first phase, you sweat it […]

Best Hotel Pools for Kids in the USA

To compile this list of 10 best hotel pools for kids in the USA, I went to the experts. I asked some of the most popular family travel bloggers to share their favorite family-friendly hotel pools from their travels. As a hotel pool enthusiast, of course I included a couple of my picks too. Let’s dive in […]

10 Incredible Hot Springs for Families

What better way to unwind than a good soak in a hot tub of water? Even better is when that hot bath is heated by Mother Nature and surrounded by her beauty. In locations spanning the globe and each with its own appeal, check out these 10 natural hot springs attractions around the world for […]

Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas with Kids

From the minute we boarded Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas, we knew we were in for an extraordinary time. After our sailing I asked my shipmate 7-year-old son, Leo, what was his favorite part of our cruise. His answer? “Meeting Joey.” Yep, a humongous ship stocked with bumper cars, a climbing wall, swimming pools, […]

10 Best Embassy Suites Pools

I am a fanatic of great hotel pools and I adore the perks and extra space offered by Embassy Suites. It just makes sense to combine these two loves when looking for a fabulous hotel. If you’re looking for an Embassy Suites property with a pool the whole family will love, check out my picks for […]

San Diego’s Paradise Point Resort with Kids – Paradise Indeed!

San Diego’s Paradise Point Resort isn’t merely a place to rest your head during a stay in America’s Finest City. This hotel is a destination unto itself. Indeed, you may not need to ever leave the resort during your vacation. (But with all that San Diego has to offer families, you should drag yourself away […]

5 Incredible Preferred Family Hotel Pools

If you’ve ever met me or if you’ve been reading Travel Mamas for a while, you probably know there are two things I love almost as much as my family and travel: Oprah and hotel pools. Give me an “O” Magazine to read poolside and I’m really in heaven! When Preferred Family asked me to write […]